“Happy 2nd Anniversary Active Living Zoomers” Give Away!!!!


I can hardly believe that it has been two years since my baby sister dragged me, kicking and screaming into this blogging thing!!!

chicken place

Of course, I jest.

Beyond the opportunity to stay connected with my sister, blogging has lead me to a more focused view of my life and the world around me.


A piece of steel siding from an old storage shed on our farm.

My interest in photography has changed the way I “see” my world. Objects that once would never have warranted a second glance now have me literally crawling on my hands and knees to get a better perspective.


Blogging has done the same thing for me when it comes to events in my life, both personal and global. Not unlike some of my photo subjects, I have come to realize that sometimes even the mundane can have meaning when you take a more focused view.

Ultimately, it is our hope that we are sharing with you observations, experiences and information that is relevant to you and your life.

Some would say that we are not very focused in our content but I would argue that “isn’t that what life is like?”.


Okay, so yes, we have written on how to clean windows, end of life choices, every aspect of comfort food, religious choices and your children, and how you can end up standing in your bedroom closet, just to name a few. All relevant, I say.



So, in honour of our second anniversary we are offering a chance to win a hand forged stainless steel pate knife from Bent and Twisted artistic blacksmithing (that would be me…J ).


All you have to do to qualify is ‘Like’ our page on Facebook (if you haven’t already) and share this post on your timeline.  If you are not a Facebooker, just leave us a comment on this post.  A winner will be picked at random on Friday, January 30, 2015.

Good luck!!!

…..and Happy Anniversary to US!


Congratulation to our Joyous Health Giveaway Winner!


Congratulations to Emma on winning our Joyous Health giveaway.  She will be receiving a copy of Joy McCarthy’s new book, Joyous Health:  Eat & Live Well Without Dieting.

Thanks to Emma for also sharing how she lives a joyous life:

“My favourite way to live a joyous life is to lift heavy weights, eat clean/paleo, and not sweat the small stuff. Life is too short to not be having fun :)


I am enjoying my lemon and water as we speak. Have you been able to incorporate some joyous health practices into your life?

Joyous Health Giveaway!

mccarthy_joyoushealth_pb-819x1024 To end our week with Joy McCarthy of Joyous Health, we are excited to give away a copy of Joy’s new book, Joyous Health:  Eat & Live Well Without Dieting. In order to enter, you have two jobs to do.  Go to Active Living Zoomers’ Facebook page and ‘like’ us if you haven’t already.  Then come back to this post and leave a comment below telling us your favourite tip on how you live a healthy, joyous life. Contest ends Friday, April 4th and the winner will be announced on Monday, April 7th.  Good Luck Everyone!